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OSS Safety Engineer

  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Energy, Renewables
  • Discipline: Health, Safety, Environment, Quality & Security
  • Location: Glasgow
  • Salary:
  • Job reference: 2020-41341_1588150755

Job Description

Primat Recruitment has an exciting opportunity for an OSS Safety Engineer to join one of the biggest multi-national renewables company for an ongoing contract. This position is flexible in location and allows remote working, however, travel may be required. Ideally, you would be based in London, UK /Paris, France.

You will be dedicated to the Offshore Substation package, the nature of this function is Quality Engineering Technology-driven which comprises product safety, quality & engineering safety, this as well includes the planning, setting up and reviewing of processes relevant for the manufacturing, shipping, installation and completion of the Offshore Substation in the North Sea so that there will be no plant/machinery concern.

The OSS Safety Engineer will review and verify drawings with the design/engineering department that the design risk assessment's content is to sound engineering for suitability. A key responsibility in assuring that the OSS is in compliance with the machinery directive and national requirements on achieving and running a safe plant.

Key Responsibilities

  • Cooperate on the CE marking process and verify that during project stages, its content complies with quality and safety requirements.
  • Develop and apply a sound understanding of European harmonized standards to assure machine and plant safety.
  • Validates all equipment to be placed on the OSS, its documentation is complete and in compliance with statutory and national legislation.
  • Develop a specific OSS-machine/plant-activity based hazard assessment to satisfy the French Labor Protection Act.
  • Drive engineering safety and relevant processes based on quality assurance approach.
  • Develop the safety, rescue and evacuation concept for the Offshore Substation against general windfarm set up
  • Verify the Offshore Substation's fire protection concept.
  • Comment and review installation and commissioning procedures with a focus on machine and plant safety
  • At the shipyard, review processes and end product and make safety-oriented suggestions so that the OSS is safety accepted before shipped.
  • Conduct product audit at the shipyard, after installation, pre-commissioning, and take over.
  • Run workshops and inductions on OSS and assure documentation and the plant offshore is in compliance with 'country-of-operations' legislation aiming to create a safe and sustainable work context.
  • Contribute in developing safety & protection concept 'Safety Concept' and assure parts affecting the OSS are defined including to contribute to producing project's procedural HSE Plan which will comprise of a specific OSS section including necessary drills and exercises
  • Set up an 'audit program' so that the OSS manufacturer and its (sub-)contractors are audited, selected and qualified against industry best practice, legal and quality requirements, including on effective and documented follow-up actions
  • Provide constant H&S management support to the project site by assuring through regular meetings, walk-downs and reporting through the site team
  • Conclude and document (hazard analysis) the correct use of Personnel Protective Equipment (PPE) to be worn on Offshore Substation
  • Assure identified mounted safety equipment on the OSS is in compliance with French legislation
  • Assess, comment and document that either free issued equipment and machinery added to the plant does not provide hazards e.g. avoidance of collision or asset damage; unnecessary machine operator exposure; Site Acceptance Testing requirements under statutory/legislative requirements
  • Facilitate H&S project meetings with contractors; attend project meetings and represent H&S interests towards all stakeholders
  • Define and drive incident reporting requirements for the OSS package and in close liaison with H&S Manager and the Offshore H | S | Q Business Office
  • Assist with accident and incident investigation affecting the Offshore Substation.

Qualifications & Certifications

  • Full Offshore Wind GWO
  • Offshore Medical certificate.
  • NEBOSH General Certificate
  • Advanced (mechanical/electrical) knowledge of (engineering) safety methodologies relevant to the works.
  • Appropriate communications approach towards directors and on-site level staff must be understood to reach the right audience
  • Must have a good understanding or desire for European and harmonized Health & Safety (legislative) requirements
  • ISO 45001 and 9001 knowledge would be beneficial
  • Ability to speak French fluently
  • Basic understanding of substation plant.
  • AutoCAD
  • Must be able to read and comprehend technical/ technology aspects such as systems, drawings, machinery, and work equipment
  • Understanding of Offshore EPC
  • Microsoft Office Package at an advanced level.

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